An uncomfortable truth about eurozone growth

The local lad, more meat on a seagull, walks precariously on the narrow ledge of the enormous bridge. One false move and he is gone. Far below, the green Neretva river moves slowly. The blazing summer sun forces the locals into the shade and it is from here underneath...

How the banking collapse turned into a dramatic hostage crisis

The brilliant English economist John Stuart Mill, writing in the 1860s, noted that “a crash doesn’t destroy wealth, it merely reflects the extent to which wealth has already been destroyed by stupid investments made during the preceding boom”....

Desperately seeking a worldwide vision

The most striking aspect of racing through the English countryside from London to Bristol is not the green and pleasant land of William Blake’s poetry, but the abundance of Tescos. After every 20 or so minutes of countryside, a massive out-of-town giant Tesco...

Our young hung out to dry

Ireland is a country trying to compete with the rest of the world from a position of weakness and that weakness is, in the main, due to choices made by the state. We find ourselves in the most turbulent period of global economic disruption, without the macroeconomic...